CANADA: Trudeau: 'What Are We Doing?'

There are more than 6.6 million French-speaking citizens in officially bilingual Canada (pop. 23 million), and last week most of them were bitterly unhappy. They felt themselves betrayed on that most sensitive of Canadian issues, language rights, by a fellow Francophone, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. To most French minds, Trudeau's government had utterly capitulated to 2,670 English-speaking airline pilots, who had choked off air transport in the country for nine days to oppose the use of French as well as English in the air-traffic control towers that govern the airspace over French-speaking Canada. It was yet another sign of the...

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